On Friday, March 17, 2017, at approximately 10:30 pm, Fairview Heights officers were dispatched to Just One More bar, 10234 Lincoln Trail, for an intoxicated male, who was throwing and breaking bottles. While officers responded, it was reported that patrons in the bar were attempting to restrain the male.
The first officer arrived approximately one minute after being dispatched to see the male walking from the bar.
The male was later identified as:
When the first responding officer attempted to contact Neumeyer he could see that Neumeyer was highly intoxicated and subsequently refused to comply with repeated commands, becoming aggressive toward the officer. To gain control of Neumeyer, the officer attempted to Taser him, but Neumeyer was unaffected. The officer was then punched in the mouth by Neumeyer as they struggled. Several more officers arrived and after a short scuffle, placed Neumeyer under arrest.
Also, taken into custody was Neumeyer’s girlfriend:
Julie D. Brannan
F/W, 46 y.o.a.
1156 Windshire Dr
For interfering in the arrest of Neumeyer.
Today, State Attorney, Brendan Kelly’s office issued a warrant of arrest, charging Douglas Neumeyer with Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer (Felony), Resisting a Peace Officer Causing Injury (Felony), and Resisting a Peace Officer (Misdemeanor); his bond has been set at $50,000. Brannan was charged with one misdemeanor count of Obstructing a Peace Officer; her bond has been set at $1,000. Both Neumeyer and Brannan are currently being held at the FHPD.
The FHPD officer, who is a patrol sergeant received treatment at a local hospital for cuts to his lip, and elbow, which required stiches. No other injuries were reported.
• All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.